Aside from stress extraordinaire, I think you were overall a pretty shmancy year. And although I've liked you, I am kind of ready for 2012 to come and take your place. But first lets look back on the year. Yesterday I pretty much did a bookish year in review, but this is going to be a tad bit different. And now... the year in review.
The second semester of school starts but my Ally Carter obsession continues. I also started to look at more and more book blogs in January.
Dun Dun! Mint Tea & A Good Book is created on February 6th! I had no idea what I was doing but I give a lot of credit to The Story Siren's Blog Tips for helping me those first few months. :)
TLA Conference! In which I met Ally Condie and a billion other cool authors! Will hopefully be going to the TLA Conference again this year. I also didn't post much in April for some reason.
May brought nice weather and Armchair BEA, but it also brought finals which dumped a truck load of stress on me.
With June came the conclusion of the school year and the beginning of summer! The weather started getting pretty hot in June too. Another big thing in June... I added co-reviewer, Erin, to Mint Tea & A Good Book!
I went on a nice (cool) vacation and then school started up again. Other than that- a pretty uneventful month.
*cowers in corner* Yeah, I had a lot of school stuff in September so I was bad about the blog that month. Lets not dwell on that.
AUSTIN TEEN BOOK FESTVAL! Need I say more? October was a great month filled with nice weather and a fabulous book festival.
Mid Terms were dumped upon me but so was winter break and some lovely cool weather! The holidays brought some new books and we also launched a new blog design! December has also brought the end of 2011.
It's going to be weird that my blog archive will no longer just have 2011 but also 2012, and even weirder that I'll have been blogging for an entire year, come February. But we'll cover that later because I know I'll have a thing or two to say about that in coming months. ;)
Part of what's made this year more exciting for me is starting and maintaing this blog. I have learned so so so so much this year about blogging, technology, the book publishing industry, photoshop, YA, YA authors, and I can't believe that before this year I didn't know what a literary agent was nor an ARC! I can't even comprehend not knowing what an ARC is, but earlier this year that was a reality.